Player of the Week: Mackenzie McHatton

Mckenzie McHatton

Mackenzie McHatton

Mackenzie McHatton consistently displays a positive attitude during both practices and varsity volleyball games.

“Mackenzie has demonstrated a strong desire to improve in all areas of volleyball from passing and serving, to blocking and hitting,” Lake Region Coach Ryan Shible said. “Through her strong work ethic during practices and games, Mackenzie has been able to do just that. Mackenzie’s passing skills have improved to the point where she has become an integral part of our team’s defense.”

Overall, Mackenzie’s positive, can-do attitude and desire to constantly improve as an athlete, makes her a great addition to the LRHS girls’ volleyball team — the reason Coach Shible chose her for Player of the Week honors.

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mackenzie is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The McHatton File

Name: Mackenzie McHatton

Year in School: Senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Bob McHatton Jr. and Heidi Moore

Sports you play: Volleyball, tennis

School organizations: World Quest Team

School honors: Good Kid Award

Q. Best piece of advice you have received? MM. Play every point like it’s the first point. Imagine the scoreboard says 9-0 — my dad, Bob McHatton Jr.

Q. Who is your biggest fan? MM. My dad, he always comes to as many games as possible no matter how far away they are. He is always the loudest one in the stands cheering me on, not to mention the fact he is always there for me after a loss to console me or congratulate me after a win.

Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… MM. I’m sore and tired, but I’ve got a smile on my face.

Q. What is your favorite sport? MM. Volleyball is my favorite sport because it is just as much a team sport as it is an individual sport.

Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… MM. My tendency to be my own worst critic. I would change this because dwelling on my shortcomings does me no good.

Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who do you consider a good teammate? MM. A good teammate pushes you and supports you and isn’t afraid to give you constructive criticism, but also accepts it.

Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? MM. Leadership, perseverance and fun!

Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? MM. A good coach cares for all of their players individually and pushes them all to their limits, but not beyond. Coach Shible is cheering me on, not to mention the fact he is always there for me after a loss to console me or congratulate me after a win.

Please follow and like us: